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Poll: Slightly More Wisconsinites Would Not Recall Gov. Walker

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DE PERE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Wisconsinites appear to be split on whether they would recall Governor Scott Walker if they had the chance.

A poll by Wisconsin Public Radio and St. Norbert College shows that 48 percent would keep the Republican Walker in office – while 47 percent would remove him. The poll has a five-percent margin of error.

Walker has been under fire for trying to end most collective bargaining for state and local public employee unions. Recall drives are taking place against 16 state senators over that issue.

State law requires politicians to stay in office for at least a year before they can be recalled – and means Walker can’t be touched until next January.

Still, opponents flash “Recall Walker” signs at pro-union rallies. Wendy Scattergood of St. Norbert College says more than half of the poll’s respondents do not favor recalling senators of either party.

She says it appears that people are giving Walker a little more blame for what’s going on.

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